US 20050271354 A1
A card for video/audio recording and playback, wherein a machine is combined with the card. A recording device, a playback device, and a storage device are located on the machine. By the use of the recording device the card sender can record his image and voice at any time to provide a card with stereophonic and dynamic image and voice, so as to convey the card sender's greeting lively. In addition, by the use of the playback device a lively linkage is produced between the card sender and receiver so as to provide the card receiver with a live reality feeling, as face to face, and to provide an impressive convey method. The card receiver can store the file recorded by the card sender for editing, modifying, and utilizing through the storage device.
1. A card for audio/video recording and playback, in which a machine is combined with the card, the machine comprising a recording device, a playback device, and a storage device, the recording device comprising a microphone, a camera lens, and a recording button, the playback device comprising a speaker, a monitor, and a playback button, for enabling a card sender to record his video and audio at random and to provide the card with stereophonic and dynamic text, voice and image.
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The present invention relates to a card for video/audio recording and playback, and more particularly, to a card for video/audio recording and playback which is capable of stereophonic and dynamic transmitting video and audio.
Usually, people presented relatives and friends with greetings by sending cards in special days. However, even if a birthday card, Christmas card, or any kind of universal card, the traditional card provides merely the way of writing wishes and messages down by text to convey card sender's intention. But, the planar and static expression with text is rigid, emotionless, and has no reality, so the card receiver cannot have impressive feeling as face to face. Hence, none of these cards meets requirements of user.
There is another kind of traditional card, i.e. music card. Although the music card shows sounds, for example, the playing of a birthday song, to express wish by sound besides text, the music showed by the music card is monotonic and unchangeable. Moreover, the showed music is pre-recorded by card manufacturer and is not card sender's voice. It does not convey greetings according to the card sender's demand. The expression of the music card is emotionless, and is composed of formulated monotonic sound. Accordingly, the music card does not meet demands of user in actual use.
One aspect of the present invention is to provide a card for video/audio recording and playback which is capable of recording, storing, and showing card sender's image and voice for promoting a traditional communicating way with planar static text to a stereophonic and dynamic communicating way, so as to provide the card receiver with live reality feeling, as if receiving a greeting and communication face to face, and to achieve a lively and impressive conveyance effect.
Another aspect of the present invention is to provide a card for video/audio recording and playback, wherein the card includes a storage device to store the recorded image and voice file. This file can be edited or changed by computer or other electronic equipment at any time to resolve the deficiency of traditional music card in which the music content is un-changeable.
It is still another aspect of the present invention to provide a card for video/audio recording and playback, wherein the video/audio recording machine can be demounted separately to re-use, and the purpose of various utilizations is thus achieved.
According to the aforementioned aspect of the present invention, there is provided a card for video/audio recording and playback, wherein a machine is fixed on the card, the machine comprises a recording device, a playback device, and a storage device, the recording device comprises a microphone, a camera lens, and a set of recording button for enabling the card sender to pre-record the demanded voice and image as greeting. The playback device comprises a playback button, a speaker, and a monitor to show the video/audio pre-recorded by the card sender. The storage device can be an external memory card for storing the recorded video/audio file and for further editing, modifying, and utilizing by computer. In addition, the card can also show file that is stored in other electronic equipment by the use of storage device.
Accordingly, a stereophonic and dynamic card which is capable of showing text, voice, and image is provided, the card sender's voice and image can be sent to convey a more emotional and lively greeting and produce a reality condition as face to face for touching card receiver deeply in the heart. The machine of the present invention can be fixed to the card by adhesion. Hence, the machine can be demounted from the card and re-used in other conditions to bring capability into fully play. In addition, by the use of the storage device the card receiver can store the valuable video/audio file that is sent by the card sender in the computer for editing/modifying and providing the capabilities of content re-recording and replacing to have various applications.
The foregoing aspects and many of the attendant advantages of this invention will become more readily appreciated as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
It is intended that various modifications and similar arrangements be included within the spirit of the present invention. The illustrated preferred embodiment of the present invention will be described fully in the following detailed description and the structures of the preferred embodiment are shown in the accompanying drawings.
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A recording device 21, a playback device 22, and a storage device 23 are located on the machine 2. The recording device 21 comprises a microphone 211, a camera lens 212, and a recording button 213 for enabling card sender to take picture and record dynamic video/audio.
The playback device 22 comprises a speaker 221, a monitor 222, and a playback button 223 to enable the card receiver to show the video/audio recorded by the card sender.
The storage device 23 is used for storing the recorded video/audio, wherein the storage device 23 can be an embedded memory or an external memory card. The recorded video/audio can be transmitted to apparatus, for example, computer, through a transmitting interface for editing and modifying. With the use of the storage device the content for expression can be changed by renewing the file stored in the storage device.
According to the aforementioned mention, the card sender is able to pre-record the expressing demanded image and voice of himself, his family, or any thing by the use of the recording device 21 which is located on the card 1 in lively and emotional ways to convey his greeting. When the card receiver receives this card, the card sender's image will be shown on the monitor 222 of the playback device 22, and the card sender's live and stereophonic voice will be broadcasted by the speaker 221 as reality or face to face, so as to provide the card receiver with a live reality feeling, as if face to face, and to achieve a lively linkage between the card sender and receiver, and to bring an impressive convey effect into fully play.
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Because the machine of the invention is combined with the card by adhesion or clamping, the machine for video/audio recording and playback can be demounted for reuse, when the card is viewed, and the using method with more variety is therefore provided.
By the use of the storage device, user can change the content of the recorded video/audio at any time so as to apply to different conditions repeatedly, and the deficiency of the music card of only repeating the same content is resolved. The present invention can transmit the video/audio message file, which is pre-edited by computer, to the storage device. The file is then shown by the monitor of the card so as to provide the production method of video/audio card with more variety.
Therefore, as is understood by a person skilled in the art, the present invention achieves the aforementioned purpose according to the above description and satisfies requirements of patent law. The patent application is therefore submitted.
The foregoing preferred embodiments are illustrated of the present invention rather than limiting of the present invention. It is intended that various modifications and similar arrangements be included within the spirit and scope of the appended claims, the scope of which should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar structure.